Nov. 18, 2017
Denise Reid has her Ph.D. from Chapman University, an M.S. from California State University, Fullerton, and a B.A. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Reid holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and has decades of experience in providing educational accommodations to students with disabilities. While equal access to quality education for students with disabilities is of concern, her recent research has focused on tensions experienced by college students as they negotiate their disabled and non-disabled identities. Past research includes strategies for the successful transition from high school to college and college success contributes to her concerns that students with disabilities acquire self-advocacy skills and academic success during their K-12 experience. Since 1998, Reid has served as an adjunct instructor at various universities. Whether educating teachers on academic accommodations, attentively listening to a parent share concerns regarding a diagnosis or meeting the needs of the less fortunate, her greatest desire is to help others mature in their walk with Christ.